Following are two short videos detailing what Net Neutrality means – treating all data equally – and why it is in everyone’s? best interest to make sure the net remains neutral.
This first vid does a great job explaining what net neutrality is, how data currently works on the net and argues why we need to keep it this way –
This second vid also explains net neutrality but offers additional insight into the financial benefits to internet GIANTS if they are successful in getting the FCC to approve ‘fast lanes’ which we will all end up paying for with few deriving substantial benefit –
However, if you don’t have time to watch either one understand currently net neutrality insures ‘data’ such as songs, movies, articles, games, blogs and shows all receive equal treatment no matter who they are or how much money they can throw around, whereas if the Comcast’s and Verizon’s of the world get their way you’ll soon be paying a lot more to watch and/or read your fav’s because they will likely upgrade services to ‘fast lanes’ which will result in a tiered internet system – slow lane v fast lane. Once they add the first “fast lane” there will be no limits on adding “high frequency lanes” or an “Audubon” or … in the end our wallets will be lighter and the level playing field destroyed.
Let’s agree to keep the net neutral. After all, we are painfully learning what division has cost our nation, so let’s keep the web a 100% level so anyone and everyone has an equal opportunity to take advantage of all the web has to offer.
Please make a public comment here!
Tell the FCC that they should reclassify broadband internet as a Title II? “Common carrier” telecommunications service. Right now broadband is regulated like TV or radio, which doesn’t make sense.
This is a public comment for the public record…official government stuff… so you’ll have to include your actual name and address.
You can also email the FCC directly here: http://dft.ba/-tell_the_FCC
If you want to help some organizations that work their butts off trying to fight the telecoms, check out:
Save The Internet (from FreePress) http://www.savetheinternet.com/sti-home
Public Knowledge: http://www.publicknowledge.org/
And contact your congress people: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml